Thank you for your interest in donating to Fresh Start! Our work would not be possible without the generous support of our donors.
There are many ways to give to Fresh Start. From Donor Advised Funds to Qualified Charitable Distributions and more, you can find information below about different philanthropic approaches to support our mission of empowering women to succeed.
For more information on the types of gifts we accept, please refer to our Gift Acceptance Policy.
Donation documents & details
– Questions? We’re here to help. Reach out to Shannon Kinsman, Philanthropy Manager, at (602) 261-7138 or [email protected]
Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
*Each individual’s tax situation is different. Consult with your tax advisors about the best ways to make charitable gifts.
Donating appreciated securities – publicly traded stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares – to Fresh Start is a smart and simple way to help empower women. By making a gift of stocks or mutual funds, you may be able to avoid capital gains tax and take an income tax deduction, while having an immediate impact on our mission.
If you plan to donate stock to Fresh Start, please help us more effectively process your gift by completing the form below, as we do not receive donor information with security transfers. This form does NOT initiate the transfer of your stock and you will still need to coordinate this through your broker. Transfer instructions are located on the form.
Donor-Advised Funds are an increasingly popular way to make a charitable gift to Fresh Start. DAFs can provide you with immediate tax benefits while making charitable giving easier for years.
How DAFs work:
You establish a Donor-Advised Fund at a sponsoring organization, community foundation or financial institution. DAF account holders then recommend donations to charitable organizations.
If you are 70½ or older, you can make a tax-free distribution from your IRA account to Fresh Start. This effective way of supporting women is called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). If you are 73 or older, this withdrawal can be counted toward your Required Minimum Distribution.
Simply contact your IRA custodian and follow their instructions to request a Qualified Charitable Distribution and be sure to include your name and contact information.
You can double – or even triple – your impact! Many employers have programs to match your monetary donation to or volunteer hours at Fresh Start.
Contact your company’s personal/human resources office to obtain a matching gift form, or to learn more.
Fresh Start has been selected to participate in the Target Circle program! From January 1 to March 31, 2024, shoppers can vote for their favorite local nonprofits in the Target app to help Target direct their philanthropic giving to different causes. The more votes we get, the larger the reward, and the more Arizona women we can support!
Voting is open to anyone who shops at a Phoenix-area Target, in person and/or online, and uses the app. Different nonprofits are featured in each region. Please remember to check the zip code of your home store location to make sure Fresh Start is one of those listed. The following zip codes qualify:
85015, 85016, 85018, 85022, 85027, 85032, 85035, 85042, 85044, 85050, 85202, 85204, 85226, 85250, 85260, 85281, 85283, 85296, 85297, 85302, 85305, 85353, 85382
If you don’t see your zip code listed above, you can temporarily change your home store location to one of the qualifying zip codes, vote, and then change it back as needed.